Critical success factors influencing the design of public private partnership projects: Case of Lamu port south-sudan Ethiopia transport (lapsset) corridor project
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the critical success factors (CFSs) influencing the design of Public Private Partnership Projects in Kenya, focusing on the LAPSSET corridor project. The Study addressed the four CSFs; positive environmental influence, financial capabilities, a strong consortium and developed legal framework. The study employed the descriptive research method and included both quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques. Data was collected through questionnaires and statistically analyzed using the SPSS. The findings of the study indicated that the selected CSFs were very important to the design of the LAPSSET corridor project though in differing extents. The positive environmental impact was ranked as the most CSF, followed by a strong consortium, then the financial capabilities of partners, all ranked as very great influence and finally the developed legal framework ranked as great influence. The recommendations offered focused on the need to provide information to all stakeholders, improvement on the financial capability evaluation criteria, conducting regular environmental impact assessments, regular reevaluation of the partners’ strength and weakness and improving the Kenyan legal framework.